Samsung rolled out Android 4.0.4 build XXALF6 in a few countries over KIES. We have already posted how to install I9300XXALF6 Android 4.0.4 manually and now we’ll tell you how to root the firmware with CF-Root package using ODIN. This tutorial is only for rooting the official software update released over Samsung KIES or flashed with ODIN.
Rooting your Android 4.0.4 will allow you to install root apps that require full system access and will also allow you to install a custom recovery i.e ClockworkMod and other tweaks. You will also be able to backup and restore apps using Titanium Backup, the most popular root app. As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to root the official software update Android 4.0.4 XXALF6 on Galaxy S3 I9300. Let’s get on with the tutorial now.
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CF-Root Package Contents:
CF-Root package comes with the following:
- SuperSU v0.93
- ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery v5.5
- CWM Manager v3.60
Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy S III to connect it with the computer. Download Samsung Galaxy S3 USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.
1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.
2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.
3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings.
Data can also be backed up using Samsung KIES for their devices, but if you backup data manually, you get more options what top choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.
4. Your phone should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.
Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and root Galaxy S3 I9300 on XXALF6 Android 4.0.4 firmware.